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A study of the epiphytic communities of Atlantic oak woods along an atmospheric nitrogen deposition gradient
1. Atlantic oak woods are of high conservation value and contain many rare lichens and bryophytes. The effects of nitrogen pollution on these epiphytic communities have not been previously studied.… Expand
Growth and tissue nitrogen of epiphytic Atlantic bryophytes: effects of increased and decreased atmospheric N deposition
Summary 1Atlantic bryophytes are of European conservation importance, yet the effect on them of excess atmospheric nitrogen is relatively unknown. This study assesses the effects of increased… Expand
The ecological engineering impact of a single tree species on the soil microbial community
1. Ecosystem engineering by a single species can have a cascading effect on many ecosystem processes. While the impact of above-ground ecological engineers on soil chemical properties has been… Expand
Much beyond Mantel: Bringing Procrustes Association Metric to the Plant and Soil Ecologist’s Toolbox
- Francy Junio Gonçalves Lisboa, P. Peres-Neto, +4 authors R. Berbara
- Biology, Medicine
- PloS one
- 27 June 2014
The correlation of multivariate data is a common task in investigations of soil biology and in ecology in general. Procrustes analysis and the Mantel test are two approaches that often meet this… Expand
The effect of crop residue incorporation date on soil inorganic nitrogen, nitrate leaching and nitrogen mineralization
Abstract Delaying cultivation and incorporation of arable crop residues may delay the release of NO3– and hence reduce leaching. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of timing of… Expand
Decline in atmospheric sulphur deposition and changes in climate are the major drivers of long-term change in grassland plant communities in Scotland.
- R. Mitchell, R. Hewison, +6 authors David Riach
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Environmental pollution
- 21 February 2018
The predicted long lag time between a decrease in atmospheric deposition and a measured response in vegetation has generally excluded the investigation of vegetation recovery from the impacts of… Expand
Is vegetation composition or soil chemistry the best predictor of the soil microbial community?
With the species composition and/or functioning of many ecosystems currently changing due to anthropogenic drivers it is important to understand and, ideally, predict how changes in one part of the… Expand
Metrics for evaluating the ecological benefits of decreased nitrogen deposition
Atmospheric pollution by reactive nitrogen (N) can have profound effects on ecosystem functioning and biodiversity. Numerous mechanisms are involved, and response times vary among habitats and… Expand
Understorey plant community composition reflects invasion history decades after invasive Rhododendron has been removed
A growing awareness of the destructive effects of non-native invasive species has led to a massive increase in removal programmes around the world. However, little is generally known about what… Expand
Explaining the variation in the soil microbial community: do vegetation composition and soil chemistry explain the same or different parts of the microbial variation?
AimTo assess whether vegetation composition and soil chemistry explain the same or different parts of the variation in the soil microbial community (SMC).MethodThe above and below-ground communities… Expand